Deskford Church

  • Near Cullen, Moray



Admire the rich carvings of the sacrament house in this small late medieval church. 

The roofless and ruined Deskford Church is a simple, rectangular parish church dating to about 1540. It’s an extremely well-preserved example of a typical rural parish church, surrounded by a burial ground which remains in use. 

The church itself appears quite plain, but its fine architectural details add up to something quite striking. The sacrament house in particular is an extraordinary feature. With its carved inscription, it stands out as a remarkable and unusual piece of medieval church furniture. 

Opening times

Open year-round.

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